Funnyman Mike Myers has been picked to play rock wild man Keith Moon in a new biopic charting the drummer’s turbulent life.
The Austin Powers star was chosen by Moon‘s former The Who band mate Roger Daltrey, who is working on the film project with Nigel Sinclair.
Despite being 11 years older than Moon was when he died of a fatal overdose of Chlormethiazole in a London flat in 1978, 43-year-old Myers has been branded the perfect actor to portray the “Substitute” rocker’s wild lifestyle on screen.
Sinclair says, “Mike looks very young and Keith, of course, looked much older than he was.
“Roger‘s dream was to have Mike as the creative force to pull the project together.”
The film–See Me Feel Me (Keith Moon Naked for Your Pleasure)–is due for release in 2009.
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